Andrew L. Perito

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A.B., Harvard University, Government, 2001

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2008

Andrew’s love of technology began when he taught himself to program in BASIC on his Apple IIGS. His legal practice has focused on patent litigation for technology companies of all stripes. Andrew has significant experience with large and small patent infringement actions and related Patent Office proceedings, including as the associate responsible for day-to-day management of cases from inception through trial and appeal. His cases have spanned a variety of technical areas, such as database programming and interface design; web search and advertising; ecommerce; audio, video, and mobile telecommunications; and optical routing.

Andrew was formerly an associate in Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ patent litigation group. He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and finalist in the Jerome Michel Mock Jury Trial competition, and from Harvard College with an A.B. in Government. While in law school, Andrew was selected as a judicial extern for the Honorable Barbara S. Jones, then US District Judge for the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable Sonia M. Sotomayor, then Circuit Judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Before pursing a career in the law, Andrew attended culinary school in Florence, Italy. He continues to enjoy Italian food and wine whenever possible, now cooking with a kitchen brigade that includes his wife Emily and their two young boys.